View 1 of Lot 68. A Roman Marble Fountain Figure of a River God, circa 2nd Century A.D..
View 1 of Lot 68. A Roman Marble Fountain Figure of a River God, circa 2nd Century A.D..
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A Roman Marble Fountain Figure of a River God, circa 2nd Century A.D.

Estimate:

35,000 - 45,000 GBP

A Roman Marble Fountain Figure of a River God, circa 2nd Century A.D.

A Roman Marble Fountain Figure of a River God, circa 2nd Century A.D.

Estimate:

35,000 - 45,000 GBP

A Roman Marble Fountain Figure of a River God

circa 2nd Century A.D.


resting on his left elbow on a fragmentary vessel and cradling a cornucopia in his left arm, his right hand holding reeds(?) on his right upper thigh, a himation draped around his legs, his head with long centrally parted hair and full beard flowing in long wavy curls, the vessel drilled for insertion of a water pipe; no restorations.

70 by 120 cm.

Paul de Grande, Belgium, acquired in the 1980s
For related figures see S. Klementa, Gelagerte Flussgötter, 1993.